Piyasavasti Amarananda has refused to purchase power to be generated by Salween dams from the Burmese junta, saying the current government would not seek sources of energy in Myanmar.
Muslim students from the three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Nara Thiwas under the so-called "Student Network to Protect the People," came to the forefront during the five-day demonstration at the Central Pattani mosque earlier this month. Indeed, Muslim students, particularly those studying in other countries, have continuously played their roles regarding events in the deep South.
Leading activist and staunch fighter for the rights of persons with disability Lt. Col Torpong Kulkanchit passed away Thursday of blood infection. He was 49 years old.
On 5 June 2007 at the office of the National Human Rights Commission in Bangkok, a seminar on "Migrant Workers and the Problems that Need to be Tackled"
Hundreds of light-blue pinwheels spin as they catch the wind from the Nam Petch river, blowing the messages of love inscribed on by children and dependents of this major lifeblood in Petcha Buri province.
"We hinge on nonviolence. There have been no attempts from us to instigate violence" said Tuwadaniya Tuwaemuanga, Chairperson of the Student Network for People's Protection during an interview given under the shade of trees in the central mosque where he and his members have been holding demonstration for the past three days.
CNS sent its unsolicited messages to millions of cell phone users in a bid to calm the crowds in the wake of the Constitution Tribunal's verdicts on May 30.
On June 4 around 12.00 PM, thousands of people led by university students ended their 5-day rally after having gathered at the central mosque in Pattani to protest authorities' abuses against local Muslims. They marched from the mosque along the road for about one kilometer, and parted company by cars and buses.
Protest in Pattani continues into its fifth day since May 31. Hundreds of protesters including students and local people still remain at the town's central mosque.
Academics and activists differ on the May 30 verdict of the Constitution Tribunal to dissolve the Thai Rak Thai party and bar executives from politics.